Chateauneuf wine tasting Join Christmas Provence Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join Jean-Marie Liere on a Lavender in Provence Tour

Attracted to food, photography, and longing for France, we “met” via Instagram. Jean-Marie Liere has lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1997. He stays connected to his homeland by offering French cooking classes and planning his “Our French Impressions” group tours in France in Bordeaux and Provence. The French Connection Born …

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Exploring Provence the Luberon Villages and Beyond

I thought it was time to revisit something I did soon after starting this blog to do an A-Z of the Luberon and Vaucluse. I started it all those years ago, before we had bought the house, and with much less knowledge than we have now. Also, I never actually …

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Marseille OohProvence Group Tours Itineraries
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Welcome to Marseille so Many Reasons to Visit

France’s second-largest city – Marseille – had an image problem, not helped by its setting for gangster and crime movies. But ask any local this city is pure magic. Situated on the Mediterranean, Marseille residents can swim at their favourite beach before work and watch the sunset at another with …

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Living Aix-en-Provence Cours Mirabeau
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Top Charming Places in Provence to Visit on Your Next Trip

If you decide to visit Provence, you need a guide on its worth-see touristic places. In the article, we will guide you through the most worthwhile and unforgettable places. Let’s Explore Provence Have you ever been to Paris? Do you want to experience the beauty of the country and visit …

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Colorado Provencal Luberon Walk
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

The Colorado Provencal a Beautiful Luberon Walk

I woke up this morning with a plan, and it seemed a good one too. After a week of doing lots of long walks with the dog, I had decided that we could both do with a slower day, so I planned an early drive to the market at L’Isle …

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Great Hiking Luberon
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There is Great Hiking in the Luberon

This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that …

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Some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France

France is full of enchanting villages, and among the approximately 30,000 communes, there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France – 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such a precise figure? Easy! This is not …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

February Giveaway: Phone Case by Raina Stinson

Raina Stinson Photography Raina Stinson took a leap of faith and made a complete lifestyle change. In 2018, she swapped the US West Coast for a tiny village in the Luberon Valley. It was a cold February day when Raina arrived in the hamlet of Goult and to her new …

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Must See Treasures of the Var @PerfProvence
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10 Best Places in Provence to Hike and Walk

Looking for a great hiking destination in Provence? Or, are you only interested in walking through this corner of France? In this article, we’ll talk about 10 of the best places to hike and walk in the Provence. Etang De Vaccares At the mouth of the Rhone, the Camargue wetland …

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ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Walking in the Luberon Roussillon for Coffee

Although we always like to think that every day in Provence is warm and sunny, that isn’t the case. Winter in Provence can mean sunshine & blue skies one day, then heavy snow the next. See the photo of Simiane-La-Rotonde in the snow below. When I threw open the shutters …

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